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Re: Consanguinity mentioned in marriage record
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 23 June 19 00:59 BST (UK) »
Also, I do see what looks to be the same dispensation if you go one page up (earlier), it's in the upper left labeled #30. Maybe that's easier to read?
First word looks a bit like first word in Stack-Moloney marriage. Is the tall letter in the middle an elaborate t?  First letter of 2nd word looks like s. Wexflyer may be right about "salus" . The only word I'm sure about in both is "fuit" (was), which is no help at all in understanding the sense.
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Re: Consanguinity mentioned in marriage record
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 23 June 19 01:29 BST (UK) »
I agree with Wexflyer reply #18 about dispensations for 1st cousin marriages. They were only supposed to be granted for serious reasons.
See my replies #3, 4, 5, 7 and 9 and read the links. See also links in reply#14; both writers noted that priests didn't always get it right.

Correspondence between a priest and his bishop regarding a proposed 1st cousin marriage, from "Dispensation Request from Father Angus MacEachan 16th July 1817" on Don MacDonald's website, cited in my reply #15:
The priest "seeks bishop's permission to marry a couple who are 1st cousins, thus requiring a dispensation  of the 2nd degree of consanguinity".
A translation from French of extracts from the bishop's reply:
"All of Mr MacDonald's arguments fail against my lack of power to dispense in the degrees in question ..
The Holy See delegated to me this power for a limited number of cases. That number has been exceeded. .  Advise him to submit his request directly to Rome. It is the only way he will obtain the desired dispensation."
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